Like Red on a Rose (song)

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"Like Red on a Rose"
Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose cd single.png
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Like Red on a Rose
Released July 24, 2006
Format Airplay
Genre Country, Adult Contemporary
Length 3:32
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Robert Lee Castleman
Melanie Castleman
Producer(s) Alison Krauss
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"USA Today"
"Like Red on a Rose"
"A Woman's Love"

"Like Red on a Rose" is a song written by Robert Lee Castleman and Melanie Castleman, and recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson. It was released in July 2006 as the first single and title track from Jackson's album Like Red on a Rose.


Alison Krauss, who produced the album, told Billboard that the song was "so positive and loving, yet it has a real dark melody."[1]

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the 2006 Grammy Awards.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Like Red on a Rose" debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending July 29, 2006. It spent twenty weeks on that chart and peaked at number 15.[3]

Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 80


  1. ^ Billboard. 118 (38): 34. 23 September 2006.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Shelburne, Craig (7 December 2006). "Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood Earn Multiple Grammy Nods". CMT. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 202. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.